1 Corinthians Chapter 5
11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
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The apostle blames the Corinthians for connivance at an incestuous person; (1-8) and directs their behaviour towards those guilty of scandalous crimes. (9-13)1-8 The apostle notices a flagrant abuse, winked at by the Corinthians. Party spirit, and a false notion of Christian liberty, seem to have saved the offender from censure. Grievous indeed is it that crimes should sometimes be committed by professors of the gospel, of which even heathens would be ashamed. Spiritual pride and false doctrines tend to bring in, and to spread such scandals. How dreadful the effects of sin! The devil reigns where Christ does not. And a man is in his kingdom, and under his power, when not in Christ. The bad example of a man of influence is very mischievous; it spreads far and wide. Corrupt principles and examples, if not corrected, would hurt the whole church. Believers must have new hearts, and lead new lives. Their common conversation and religious deeds must be holy. So far is the sacrifice of Christ our Passover for us, from rendering personal and public holiness unnecessary, that it furnishes powerful reasons and motives for it. Without holiness we can neither live by faith in him, nor join in his ordinances with comfort and profit.
9-13 Christians are to avoid familiar converse with all who disgrace the Christian name. Such are only fit companions for their brethren in sin, and to such company they should be left, whenever it is possible to do so. Alas, that there are many called Christians, whose conversation is more dangerous than that of heathens!
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Don felipe's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 8/05/2015, 5:33pm...
Because of the church's failure to obey God's word we are reaping the whirlwind of man's inhumanity to man and man's rebellion against the creator. God have mercy.
Monique's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 4/17/2015, 6:33am...
Its perfect timing! God intervened in a situation as I prayed He would.
Paul Reeves's 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment about verse 5 on 2/09/2015, 9:06am...
In this Scripture it says his spirit may be saved. In the intent of the word may, I looked it up with Strongs Concordance and it is conditional. In this the person has to repent to be restored back to fellowship in order his spirit be saved. Another words it 's not a guarantee the his spirit will be saved it is conditional.
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